Amarasinghe, Fernando tons put Cambrians on top

U19 Inter-Schools Cricket Tournament 2022/23


Six 2-day encounters of the U19 Inter-Schools Cricket Tournament were played today (29th December) at several venues across the island.

St. Sebastian’s College claimed first innings points against St. Benedict’s College in their Tier ‘A’ two-day encounter which ended in a draw today at Moratuwa. After being 19/1 at stumps on day one, the visitors were bowled out for 204 runs with a first-innings deficit of 147 runs.

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The prolific left-hander Sharujan Shanmuganathan was once again outstanding with the bat for the Bens as he made a classy knock of 80 runs. Yashin Fernando was the chief wrecker with the ball for the hosts as he snared 5 wickets for 38 runs.

Devapathiraja College also bagged first innings points St. Anthony’s College in their Tier ‘B’ two-day encounter ended in a draw today at MRICS, Hambantota. After being 228/5 at stumps on day one, Devapathiraja College lost the remaining 5 wickets for just 26 runs being bowled out for 254 runs but managed to extend their first innings lead to 137 runs.

The boys from Wattala showcased a much-improved batting performance in their 2nd essay posting 288/6 at the close of play on day two. Vihanga Rashmitha (106*), Shan Samaradivakara (80) and Amitha Sandeepa (60) caught the attraction with excellent knocks.

Prince of Wales College dominated their traditional encounter against D.S. Senanayake College on day one at D.S. Senanayake College Grounds. Having won the toss, the visitors put on a massive total on the board thanks to brilliant centuries scored by Tharindu Amarasinghe and Sumalka Fernando.

Amarasinghe’s mammoth score of 174 runs came off 172 balls with 22 fours and 2 sixes at a strike rate of 101.16 while Fernando made a patient knock of unbeaten 100 runs off 180 balls with 7 fours.

Meanwhile, Nalanda College managed to take the upper hand against Royal College in their traditional encounter that commenced today at Royal College Grounds. Having been asked to bat first, the hosts were bowled out for a paltry score of 105.

In reply, the visitors posted 143/6 at the close of play on day one. Rusiru Vilochana top-scored for Nalanda College with a well-compiled 64 runs.

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Brief Scores

St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa 351/9d (88.5) Mahen Silva 103, Vimath Dinsara 79, Nadeesh Fernando 55, Aloka Fernando 32, Manuja Chanthuka 25, Sanesh Fernando 20, Chamath Chathurya 3/73, Kojitha Himsara 2/30, Vihara Aththanayake 2/56 & 48/2 (18) Chamath Chathurya 2/07

St. Benedict’s College, Colombo 204 (89) Sharujan Shanmuganathan 80, Viduneth Wilson 26, Vihara Aththanayake 22, Yashin Fernando 5/38, Mahen Silva 2/23, Sandeesh Fernando 2/30

Result – Match Drawn

St. Anthony’s College, Wattala 117 (49.3) Shan Samaradivakara 27, Prasad Maduranga 21, Irushka Thimira 3/30, Darshaka Sandeep 2/06, Pawan Sandesh 2/29, Pathum Shaminda 2/35 & 288/6 (96) Vihanga Rashmitha 106*, Shan Samaradivakara 80, Amitha Sandeepa 60, Irushka Thimira 2/76

Devapathiraja College, Rathgama 254 (59.5) Pawan Sandesh 161, Pathum Shaminda 36, Tharindu Rukshan 35, Prasad Maduranga 3/33, Pathum Vihanga 3/58

Result – Match Drawn

Royal College, Colombo 105 (50.1) Sanvidu Senaratharachchi 31, Nethwin Dharmarathne 24, Chanul Athukorala 3/18, Janula Indusara 2/05, Sadew Samarasinghe 2/11, Thisara Dewdunu 2/23

Nalanda College, Colombo 143/6 (47) Rusiru Vilochana 64, Sadew Samarasinghe 42, Nethwin Dharmarathne 3/18, Ramiru Perera 2/41

Stumps – Day 1

Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa 394/4d (85) Tharindu Amarasingha 174, Sumalka Fernando 100*, Rivith Jayasoriya 33, H K H De Zoysa 31, Oshan De Silva 28*

D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo 50/1 (13.1) Shanal Binuka 21*

Stumps – Day 1

Maris Stella College, Negombo 141 (71.4) Shean Adithya 32, Kaveen Fernando 28, Ramith Bandara 26, Rahumath Deen 23, Yenula Dewtusa 3/38, Lahiru Amarasekara 3/50

St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 85/6 (31.4) Sadeesh Jayawardana 23, Shean Adithya 3/17, Hasindu Perera 2/26

Stumps – Day 1

Isipathana College, Colombo 187 (55.5) Tharusha Nethsara 39, Tharushka Ashen 34, Themiya Gunarathna 30, Yuneth Senawirathne 25 Menusha Pabasara 4/42, Kavindu Primal 3/27, Dinuth Witharana 2/56,

Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya 109 (43.4) Pasindu Chamika 29, Dihindu Herath 24, Dasith Senal 5/11, Sithika Gunawaradana 2/20

Stumps – Day 1